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preesi pi tuhs lee

  • r  very suddenly and to a great degree
    conditions that precipitously increase the birthrate
  • r  abruptly; in a precipitous manner
    the mountains rose precipitously from the shore

  • For President Barack Obama, whose poll numbers have dropped precipitously from around 65% to around 50% as Americans have become worried about government spending and .
  • Felix Salmon e-mails saying he wants to hear my explanation for why payroll employment dropped so much more precipitously in the early 1930s than it has in this recession.
  • In markets where home prices have dropped most precipitously or where investors make up a large portion of the home buyers, the plan will probably fall far short of having much of .
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    Advocates of austerity appear to be in retreat. The idea that economic growth drops precipitously after a government's debt reaches 90 percent—a much-cited reason for fiscal consolidation—has been discredited.
    June 7, 2013 - Foreign Relations

  • Barack Obama in Forbes
    There clearly is concern on the part of the Egyptians, and I think it probably represents concern elsewhere in the region, that the United States will somehow withdraw precipitously from Iraq, or in some way that is destabilizing to the entire... Robert Gates 940 News Jul 31, 2006 76782 103764 precipitously Nobody is proposing we leave precipitously. There are still going to be US forces in the region that could intercede, with an international force, on an emergency basis," Obama said between stops on the first of two days scheduled on the New...
  • John Dingell in FOXNews
    It is difficult to believe that environmental crime suddenly declined precipitously after Bush took office. It is more likely that the administration's enthusiasm for criminal prosecution declined,said Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., chairman of...

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